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mechanic's lien

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by TGM, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    how do you go about filing a mechanic's lien? i've never done it before. i have a customer who doesn't feel like paying (no longer a customer of mine) and i'd like to impose a mechanic's lien...or possibly try a collections agency.
     
  2. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    It is usually easier to have your attorney write them a nasty letter.
    They work wonders and usually only cost 25.00
    Collection is a possibility but thay take a percentage.
    You have to go to court the attach the property.
    How much is this really worth to you ?????
    If you go to court, have a signed contract
     
  3. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    that's the thing, it's not a big bill. i had a conctract on which i have a couple unpaid mowings, but i didn't put the mulching on contract. i cancelled the contract (as was written in it- we could cancel at anytime with unpaid debts due within a certain amount of time) and gave references to other landscapers in the area. it's not worth my time/hassle to go to court.
     
  4. TSG

    TSG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Another thing that you can do is send him a certified letter and make sure you
    inform him that you are turning it over to an attorney and informing the 3 credit bureaus. This bluff works wonders
     
  5. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    how do i make the letter "certified"?
     
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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